Since 2014, the EDF Pulse Start-up Awards have given a helping hand to French and European startups that use new technological solutions to build tomorrow’s world – an electric world that’s smarter, more eco-friendly and better connected. Up for grabs for the winners: a marketing campaign and up to €100,000 of prize money to give their creativity even more of a boost!
« Investors love the EDF Pulse Start-up Awards and know that the winning companies often have a bright future ahead of them. »
Jean-Luc Longeroche - Co-founder and CEO of GEPS Techno, 2017 winner
From augmented homes to connected health, innovate to address key well-being challenges for the benefit of everyone: a more supportive everyday environment and better, more forward-looking healthcare.
From infrastructure and collective and individual living spaces to methods of production and organisation – transform our cities and regions to tackle demographic and environmental challenges.
Accelerate the transformation of tools and methods for more efficient working, combining organisational performance with individual achievements.
How many Awards are given out?
In 2019 :
3 Awards given to startups chosen by a Grand Jury of experts and leading figures
1 Award given by the public at the end of a voting campaign
Committees of innovation experts from within and outside the Group will choose the most innovative projects – including a Grand Jury of figures from the worlds of research, business and media.
What do the startups win?
A marketing campaign aimed at the general public to boost visibility
Depending on the Award, prize money of €30,000 to €100,000 to support their development.
Long-term support that helps startups and their projects to develop their reputation.
2017 winner in the Smart Home category Howz develops sensors that are placed in senior citizens’ homes to monitor activity via their use of electrical devices, ensuring that everything is as it should be.